Research Forum on Changes in Sensory Perception in Middle-Aged Adults: A Summary of a Special Session at Hearing Across the Lifespan (HEAL) 2014 Purpose The purpose of this article is to introduce the special research forum on sensory-processing changes in middle-aged adults. Method This is a brief written introduction to the special session, which included five presentations, each emphasizing a slightly different aspect of sensory perception. Conclusion The effects ... Research Forum
Research Forum  |   June 01, 2015
Research Forum on Changes in Sensory Perception in Middle-Aged Adults: A Summary of a Special Session at Hearing Across the Lifespan (HEAL) 2014
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Larry E. Humes
    Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Disclosure: The author has declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The author has declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.×
  • Correspondence to Larry E. Humes: humes@indiana.edu
  • Editor and Associate Editor: Robert Burkard
    Editor and Associate Editor: Robert Burkard×
Article Information
Hearing & Speech Perception / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Research Forum: Changes in Sensory Perception in Middle-Aged Adults
Research Forum   |   June 01, 2015
Research Forum on Changes in Sensory Perception in Middle-Aged Adults: A Summary of a Special Session at Hearing Across the Lifespan (HEAL) 2014
American Journal of Audiology, June 2015, Vol. 24, 79. doi:10.1044/2015_AJA-14-0062
History: Received October 22, 2014 , Revised November 25, 2014 , Accepted November 26, 2014
 
American Journal of Audiology, June 2015, Vol. 24, 79. doi:10.1044/2015_AJA-14-0062
History: Received October 22, 2014; Revised November 25, 2014; Accepted November 26, 2014

Purpose The purpose of this article is to introduce the special research forum on sensory-processing changes in middle-aged adults.

Method This is a brief written introduction to the special session, which included five presentations, each emphasizing a slightly different aspect of sensory perception.

Conclusion The effects of aging on sensory processing, including auditory processing and speech perception, are not confined to older adults but begin in middle age in many cases.

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